Tuesday, July 15, 2008

God Made a Right Call.....


On this journey of perpetual grieving there is a winding road of emotions and feelings, I envision it as a road that is aligned with signs that will get me to the next point. If I seek to abide in the Vine I will see with my spiritual eyes signs that have truth written on them. This morning I read two verses one is what I have to "do" and the other is what I should expect. I Peter 2:23,...when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously. This is what I have to do everyday, or need to, I have to commit to know with truth as my guide that God has made a righteous judgment in the fact that we had Joel with us for a certain time frame according to God's infinite wisdom. That is why I enjoy spending time in the word, I need his continual confirmation that this was no accident or let the "what if"s" take place in my mind. I have to commit myself to the Lord's righteous judgments that this is the most wise and holy plan of the Almighty God. Then as I do this, scripture says that.......I Peter 5:10,...after ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. The first three words have the idea of completing, adjusting, preparing, and then settling has the idea of the foundation, so I am getting built up anew, by God's grace a finished product better than what was, is in the Lord's mind. Now I think we would all "like " to be perfected without all the pain of trials, but reality is if the Lord learned obedience this way, why would we think it would be otherwise for us. I read somewhere that we ask "why," but really it should be "why not?" I guess I am thankful for the signs along the way to tell me what to do next, and if I can keep hearing these truths, that is direction and that brings comforts to me. A must for me is to stay in the Word and committing myself to the truth that his ways are better and higher than mine!!!

Ok....Tuesday..... just keeping things going, more laundry, littles are swimming again, making supper preparations for a quick one as the guys say we are going to a Rodeo tonight, Lord willing!! Somehow it has gotten in their blood, maybe from me, as in my youth days I did ride horses in shows and stuff. I guess they think all those Wranglers on the fence yesterday are all clean and need to be used:)

Some of you all are so funny, asking about my little smiles around the "friends" words and wondering if maybe some of the older ones have (: friends:) Well not yet, but we are looking forward to whenever the Lord starts that new season of life and the prospect of giving us a heritage of faith through grandchildren, but these friends are folks that the Lord has crossed our path with that we are seeking to encourage and minister to in their walk with the Lord and in their walk of life that they are in. So you do not have to be curious anymore!!!!! I give you credit for being so observant!!!!!

The guys have been doing "one day" type jobs, in between some of the big ones, waiting for others to do their things, like plumbers and such. It is always so exciting how the Lord continues to bring phone calls and the opportunities that are give to them for work, we are thankful!!

Tomorrow.....working Wednesday, I get a clean house, thanks to the house full of hard workers!!!! Even Danielle does her "chores" too!!!

May the Lord accomplish his workings in each of us preparing us for that day of meeting Him face to face.....

Cindy

5 comments:

Romans 8:28-39 said...

"Nothing can separate us from the love of the Lord"

Meeting the Lord "face to face". What joy to know the assurance of the forever..... What a blessing to have NO doubt in the forever truth.

He is the same yesterday today and FOREVER!!!!!

Bob and Cindy Cole said...

It gave me goose bumps seeing all of those boys/men on that fence. What a great picture and what a blessing.

Cindy

Anonymous said...

"...I enjoy spending time in the word, I need his continual confirmation that this was no accident... I have to commit myself to the Lord's righteous judgments that this is the most wise and holy plan of the Almighty God." Once again I declare Amen! A verse that blessed my soul yesterday was Deut.32:4 He is the Rock, His work is perfect: for all His ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He. The Lord's been showing me that He is just, and He is Sovereign over all mankind and all of time. He can do no wrong and is using all of this to achieve His perfect purpose. (Ps.111:7)
Right after reading your post I read this from John Knox: "[S]ometimes God defers or prolongs to grant our petitions, for the exercise and trial of our faith, and not that he sleeps or is absent from us at any time, but that with more gladness we might receive that which, with long expectation, we have [awaited]; that thereby we, assured of his eternal providence (so far as the infirmity of our corrupt and most weak nature will permit), doubt not but that his merciful hand shall relieve us in most urgent necessity and extreme tribulation." His Word has become ever so precious to me of late. We have truly been given all we need for life and godliness! "Taught by the Bible, led by the Spirit, we'll walk the heavenly way!" I've been reading about the Covenanters of Scotland and of the Puritans in Old and New England and have been inspired by their sturdy faith and firm resolve to abide in Christ and to be sustained by His mighty hand. In the book Christianity and the American Commonwealth Galloway describes the Independents that fled to Holland as "inspired with an undaunted courage born of simple faith in God." Rev. John Robertson encouraged his flock declaring that, "It is not with us as with men whom small things can discourage." All of this has inspired me to overcome in Christ's Name and has brought me back to seeking Him first in all things, and doing all unto Him and for His glory. The trials I face are a wee bit less intense than the persecution faced by our spiritual Forefathers, but we serve and rely upon the same Lord and He brought them through their fierce trials victoriously! Who am I to doubt that He will do the same now? Yes, He is the same yesterday, today and forever, He will never leave nor forsake us!
I'm working on a cross-stitch that is a grape vine. I like it 'cause it's a constant reminder that to bear fruit, I must abide(John15) in my Savior and hold fast and steady to His Word. Matt4:4 ... It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." Since our faith and hope is in Him, may our faith never falter and our hope never die, and may we stand firmly on the Rock of Christ Jesus, our help in ages past and our Hope in days to come! Oh may we run the race with endurance looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross so that someday we will stand before our Lord face to face.....
Once again I thank you for sharing what the Lord is teaching you! It blesses and encourages me so very much!
( : Psalm 18 : ) (sorry for the length.....)

23total said...

God does make the right call.....
sometimes I don't know what he is doing or how he will bring about his will in such a hard time. But he does in the end. He is faithful. Like His chosen people, they where going to the the land flowing with milk, butter and honey. God had given it to them. It was theres, but they had to go through the wilderness first. To prepare them for the Milk and Honey.... (also so he could be given more glory) And he DID BRING THEM HOME!!!!!
Nothing is to hard for the King of Kings.

Think of our steadfastness, worship to the Lord in the hard times as purely giving glory to our God.

Lord prepare me to be a sanctuary pure and holly.....

.....Psalm 95:6.....
Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;

Anonymous said...

What 23total pointed out about the promised land being theirs, yet having to go through the wilderness first is really neat. The wildreness did prepare them, just as a Potter working the clay makes it ready for use! That's one thing that rather excites me about our tials, they are being used to refine, and anything that will refine me is molding me into a more "suitable helpmeet", now for my family and someday for my husband!
.....I think I'll go do some more reading about Moses.....